A Christian group is demanding that Texas take down a statue of former President Donald Trump, saying the monument honors white supremacists.
In a video posted Tuesday, the Freedom From Religion Foundation posted a petition to Gov.
Greg Abbott to remove the statue of the late U.S. Supreme Court justice, Justice Antonin Scalia.
“We are calling on the Texas State Legislature to remove this monument,” said Freedom From Religions President Annie Laurie Gaylor.
“The removal of this statue is in direct conflict with the values of the State of Texas.”
The Freedom From God Coalition says the monument is a monument to white supremacy.
“It is not about who is on the other side of the fence,” said co-president Jonathan Turley.
“It is about who wants to be on the right side of history.”
We will be moving on to the next step in the campaign to remove all monuments of hate and oppression.
This is not a race issue.
It is a religious issue, and the right to freedom of religion is one of the most important freedoms in our country.
In his letter to Abbott, Turley said the statue honors white supremacist groups and the U.N. “recognizes that this nation is in the midst of a religious war between Christians and Jews.”
A monument to Scalia is seen on the U,S.
Capitol in Washington, DC, January 17, 2021.
“The statue of Antonin was dedicated in 1979, but it is no longer a monument in the eyes of the U.,S.
Senate, the U and the United Nations,” Turley wrote.
“Its removal would be a blatant and direct attack on the very core of our democracy.”
Turbley is a member of the group that created the petition.
The statue is a replica of a 19th century monument of the former president’s name, erected by the Rev. Henry C. Jackson, a Southern Baptist minister and a member for decades of the Texas Freedom Network, an anti-abortion group.